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12 May 2013

Color (and lots of it) for Mother's Day

Mother's Day today was relaxing and quite laid back.  It's been a trying week, and with my Mother in agreement, we scaled way back!  After church, the Headmaster and I brought barbecue to my parents and actually...wait for it....ATE ON PAPER PLATES AND USED PAPER NAPKINS!!!!!  Now, for me to have agreed to this was quite something, but neither she nor I felt like doing a boat load of dishes!  The meal was great as was the visit, so, a successful Mother's Day was had by all!


I've had this table in mind for quite a while; I just couldn't resist setting and posting it today!  Everything (with one or two exceptions) came from the Dollar Tree!  They have had some really cute stuff there lately, and it all just went together with some other things I already had from there.  The colors just scream summer, which we are well into in south Louisiana!

This fun table started off with a piece of oilcloth from JoAnn's; I just loved its colors, and since they were all primary, I knew I could combine my DT things with it!  The lime green placemats were DT.

Dishes (blue and yellow used today) were also from the Dollar Tree.  (Neither paper nor plastic!)

I saw these stems in their online catalog, but couldn't find them in the store; so, I ordered them online; a dollar each.  Six will stay here, six will go north in a week or so!  I think they are so adorable!

Each place has a cute metal pot filled with a pair of gardening gloves and seed packets.  Seeds were four for a dollar; I'm going to try to sprinkle some in one of the beds later.  If they come up great, if not, the seed packets are awfully cute!

Another metal pot holds faux daisies.

Napkins from Kohl's (I think) are tied with a cute polka dotted ribbon in primary colors.

Oops!  Look who showed up to investigate the drainage opening!  Gratefully, he found nothing!

Happy Mother's Day from the Headmaster and the Headmistress!


  1. That table is so bright and cheerful. All the elements are quite refreshing. I am so glad you took the day off and used paper and plastic! Is kitty looking for a mouse?

  2. HMD!!! Your table looks so inviting. Love the bright colors.

  3. What a fun looking table.......I hope you had a 'fun' day......Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop this week; I hope you’ll join us again!

    Kathy Shea Mormino

    The Chicken Chick

  4. Oh I love your garden theme and cheerful your tablescape is. Thanks tons for joining Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

  5. Oh, Nancy! How cute, cute cute!! Love all of the bright colors and the way you put everything together. The gardening theme is perfect for the colors that you chose. Love it!

  6. This is so cute and practical for an outdoor setting! I Love the colorful pails with the seed packets and gloves! Daisies are the perfect choice for flowers too, great job on all the bargains~I never seem to find anything cute at DT!

  7. Hi Nancy! Oh, sounds like you had a nice Mother's Day! I don't blame you. Sometimes it's nice to just toss the paper plates in the trash! Now your little tablesetting is so cute. Love your oil cloth and it is perfect for summer. Thanks for popping in to see me.
    be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)


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